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Our research is focused on the study models for quantum information processing and fundamental aspects of quantum information theory. This includes interdisciplinary work that aims to study the prospect of artificial intelligence in the context of quantum mechanics.

Current Topics of Interest

Artificial Intelligence & Learning

Measurement-based Quantum Computation

Quantum Networks  

Quantum Metrology

Behavioural biology and quantum biology

Macroscopic Quantum Systems   

Current Grants

  • The future of creativity in basic research: Can artificial agents be authors of scientific discoveries? (PI: Hans Briegel; together with PI Thomas Müller, Konstanz University); funded by the German Volkswagen Foundation (Az:97721).
  • Models for quantum computing and learning (PI: Hans Briegel); funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) in the framework of the SFB BeyondC (F7102). 
  • Quantum communication networks: design and applications (PI: Wolfgang Dür); funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (P30937). 
  • Projective simulation with optical frequency combs: a continuous-variable approach to graph states (PI: Fulvio Flamini); Erwin Schrödinger Center for Quantum Science & Technology (ESQ Discovery Programme). 
  • Seeker: The world of quantum technology in a card game (PI: Hendrik Poulsen Nautrup); funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) under the Science Communication Programme WISSKOMM (WKP165).
  • We also participate in the FWF Doctoral Programme Atoms, Light, and Molecules (Faculty Member: Hans Briegel), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (DK-ALM). 
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